CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Return to Learning

View the recordings and presentations from our virtual series aimed to provide school leaders guidance and support as they navigate the impact of COVID-19 and the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Next Session: July 7, 2021

Upcoming Schedule

Sessions are held the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 pm.

Aug. 4, 2021 Sept. 1, 2021 Oct. 6, 2021 Nov. 3, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021

April 2021

Topics

  • Community Updates: With COVID-19 cases decreasing and vaccines becoming more widely available, we need to continue practicing our current COVID-19 precautions.
  • Vaccine Updates: Vaccines are proving to be safe and effective. All vaccines approved under an Emergency Use Authorization in the United States have started vaccine trials in younger kids.
  • Vaccine Availability: With vaccine availability growing in the Tri-state, more opportunities and resources to get vaccinated will be accessible.
  • Vaccine and Teenagers: Teenage vaccinations provide increased protection and allow for greater access to vaccines when available for young kids.
  • Vaccine Hesitancy: As trusted leaders in your community, you can play a role in educating and providing resources on vaccine hesitancy.
  • 2021-2022 School Year: Vaccines and current preventions will play a part in the upcoming school year.
  • Mental Health: With changes happening to routines and lifestyles, it is important to have conversations with children and monitor mental health disruptions.

March 2021

Topics

  • Learning Modes: Consider community transmission, public health guidance, mitigation efforts, number of positive cases when deciding about in-person, hybrid or virtual learning.
  • Masking: Focus on wearing a well-fitted and comfortable mask that covers your nose and mouth vs. double masking.
  • 2021-2022 School Year: Vaccines and current preventions will play a part in the upcoming school year.
  • Spring Sports Reminders: Athletes need to be cleared before returning to sports after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. A gradual return to play is also recommended.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Determine essential activities with the lowest risk of transmission and implement the bundle of safety measures.
  • Mental Health: Be on the lookout for mental health disruptions in kids. Cincinnati Children’s has seen an increase in cases.

Feb. 2021

Topics

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Where we are as a state in the distribution process, where we are going, availability, how the vaccine works and the importance of continuing safety behaviors in light of a vaccine.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Resources to address vaccine questions in your school.
  • Variants of COVID-19: New strains of viruses are not uncommon and while we’re still learning about these strains, current data suggests the vaccines will be effective against the variants.
  • Testing: To avoid testing fatigue, children who are asymptomatic should follow quarantine protocols and be monitored but should not be tested.
  • Quarantine Guidelines: An Ohio study on the spread of COVID-19 among students shows quarantine modifications are acceptable but need to be monitored closely.